NEWS AND STATEMENTS


After a year in service, 7 US missionaries officially commissioned

After a year in service, 7 US missionaries officially commissioned

Although COVID-19 prevented an official commissioning in 2020, missionaries have remained creatively engaged in ministry and were commissioned at small, in-person services in their host annual conferences this spring.
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Fall 2021 Mission Volunteer training

Fall 2021 Mission Volunteer training

Three-day trainings, offered in September and December, will prepare those accepted into the Mission Volunteers program for long-term service in the U.S. and around the world.
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Declaration on global vaccine equity

Declaration on global vaccine equity

Global Ministries staff participated in the development of the declaration on vaccine equity and the agency supports its call for worldwide distribution and accessibility of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Methodists appeal for peace in Jerusalem

Methodists appeal for peace in Jerusalem

The World Methodist Council, Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church and the Methodist Church in Britain - partners in the Jerusalem Methodist Liaison Office - issue a joint statement on continuing violence in Jerusalem.
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Global Ministries and UMCOR’s ongoing response to COVID-19

Global Ministries and UMCOR’s ongoing response to COVID-19

As cases surge in places like India and Brazil, Global Ministries and UMCOR continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic through health and humanitarian efforts.
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Discovery events offered for those interested in volunteer service

Discovery events offered for those interested in volunteer service

Virtual gatherings hosted by Global Ministries’ Mission Volunteer office in June 2021 will cover the basics of volunteer service.
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UMCOR’s Work on the U.S.-Mexico border

UMCOR’s Work on the U.S.-Mexico border

We believe that both humanitarian assistance and policy change are required in this current moment of transition and confusion on the U.S.- Mexico border.
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New grants to help churches aid migrants in their communities

New grants to help churches aid migrants in their communities

Mustard Seed Migration Grants continue UMCOR’s 80-year tradition of welcoming the stranger.
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UMCOR grant to help asylum seekers find pathway to safety

UMCOR grant to help asylum seekers find pathway to safety

Church World Service’s “Leading with Welcome” program receives $1.1 million UMCOR grant to support efforts to rebuild humane immigration system
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